Needed a Little Motivation

I was starting to get bored with running all the time so subsequently I began to think of reasons not to run. I missed several runs and was thinking, “what have I gotten my self into?”

When an angel came in the form of an email.

The email was from and the subject line was “Deal Certificate for $20 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Empire Athletics from DoLocalDeals

I jumped on it! For those of you who don’t know what CrossFit is click here. In a nutshell it is a relatively short, super intense, dynamic work out that kicks all portions of your ass at once.

The gym I signed up with is called Empire Athletics, they are new and basically all they do is CrossFit as far as I can tell so far. Normally, CrossFit isn’t cheap, the unlimited package costs $110 per month. In case your interested, here’s what else they offer. Here’s their flickr feed so you can see some of the stuff they do and who does it.

I called them up and claimed my certificate. The first thing they do is run you through a “baseline” workout.

The Baseline= 500 Meter Row, 40 Air Squats, 30 Sit-Ups, 20 Push-Ups and 10 Pull-Ups as fast as you can. (Holy ____!, right?) Well, I came in just under 10 minutes at 9:53. I was told by another CrossFit trainer that I know that “under 10 is not bad”. So there’s that.

After I finished my workout, I laid on the ground for approximately 15 minutes and then almost passed out when I got up. That was on Friday.

Monday, I went back and completed the workout with out passing out but it was still hard as hell.

So here’s the new training plan.

Monday= CrossFit

Tuesday= Tempo Run

Wednesday= Rest

Thursday= Run

Friday= CrossFit

Saturday= Long Run

Sunday= Rest

We’ll see how this goes, but the first week in I’m more motivated to not only exercise but also eat better. I actually turned down ice cream while watching the Biggest Loser last night.


[photo: Dain Sandoval


About ggbolt16

PC (USA) pastor, husband, father to one girl and one boy, friend, Presbyterian, Mountaineer, Christian, athlete, theologian, buttface, home brewer
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